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Throughout the past decade until 2017, Republicans in the General Assembly steadfastly stood foursquare against the expansion of Medicaid protection to working Virginians. The primary reason: The state feared it would be forced to pick up more and more of the tab should the federal governmen… Read more


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Josef Stalin is reputed to have said: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” In the hands of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, the deaths of thousands can be a partisan bludgeon. Read more

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I will confess, I am a fiscal conservative at heart. But instead of leaving that title stand alone for misinterpretations, let me clarify. This Fiscal Conservative believes in our Constitution, and honors the men that put their personal and familial lives literally on the line to form this g… Read more

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I remember a couple of years ago I called you because I thought one opinion piece you published was just vile, all name-calling and zero content. You asked me whether I would be against you printing something similar by a Democrat. Read more

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The intent of the petition declaring Frederick County a gun sanctuary, is, according to the Dec. 7 Star editorial, to "'send a message' that Americans' gun rights are not to be trifled with." The question is, is that, in fact, the message being sent? Read more

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